The war continues, with millions of refugees and thousands of dead. A war that, as the Holy See stated in a press release a few days ago, “is morally unjust, unacceptable, barbaric, senseless, repugnant, and sacrilegious.” Will the Russian people have the courage to end it?
President Zelensky’s call to his fellow Ukrainians to eschew the soul-decimating effects of hatred, should be a call every person, especially Christians, must adopt as a rule of life.
The pontiff once again calls for the cessation of violence in Ukraine and peace in the world on Easter Sunday, persisting in his stance against the Russian aggression.
There is a universal agreement that war is inherently evil. But it takes an influential religious leader like the Pope to goad the collective conscience into limiting the cruel outcome of human greed and apathy.
Evil and violence have become normalized in the modern world. However, the account of Jesus’ Passion looks beyond mere evil actions, to the reasoning behind His suffering, the eternal love that He affords us through it all.
Pope Francis’ consecration of Ukraine and Russia may yet usher in a much-needed era of peace promised by the Blessed Virgin at Fatima.
Earlier this month, Caritas Macau launched a fundraising campaign with the aim of supporting populations that were forcibly displaced by the conflict in Ukraine. The donations should strengthen Caritas’ response capacity in Ukraine and in neighboring countries. More than three million Ukrainian refugees have fled their home country.
While popes in the past have performed the consecration stipulated by Our Lady at Fatima to varying degrees, Pope Francis’ forthcoming consecration comes the closest to meeting the specifics of the Blessed Mother’s request and may prove fortuitous.
Bishop Stephen LEE announces that, from 20th March to 28th March 2022, in addition to the “Prayer to St. Roch”, the following prayer for peace recently shared by Pope Francis, will be recited in all parishes after public Masses, imploring God to forgive us for war, especially the war in Ukraine
The Claretian missions in Macau and Hong Kong launched earlier this month a fundraising campaign to help the thousands of Ukrainian citizens who have escaped the war-torn nation and have taken refuge in neighboring Poland.